If you drive in Chicago, you are required by law to observe and follow all rules of the road and traffic laws. This holds true elsewhere in Illinois and across the country, though the specific laws may vary. Failing to obey traffic rules can lead to a citation or even a crash in some cases and can lead to civil charges.
Car accidents may lead victims to sustain injuries ranging from minor to severe; in the worst cases, a victim may lose his or her life due to the result of a crash, causing damages that can never be repaired fully. Illinois law recognizes that car accidents are a serious threat to public safety and to victims, so in an effort to minimize the suffering of the innocent, the laws enable victims to seek relief through the use of a civil claim. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer in the greater Chicago area may help you understand your rights and your options if a collision has affected your life or injured your loved one.
Before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, two vehicles collided in Wilmington near Old Chicago Road and Wilmington-Peotone Road, and officials suspect that one of the cars may have failed to yield the right-of-way. The vehicles were traveling westbound and northbound and collided in the intersection and a 23-year-old driver lost her life as a result. The driver of the second vehicle, a 42-year-old woman, was injured in the accident but is expected to survive.
Local officials responded to the accident and began an investigation. They have reported that one of the cars involved had a stop sign at the intersection and that the vehicle may have failed to yield but they have not confirmed which victim was operating that car. Authorities have stated that their investigation remains open and that it may take some time before an official cause of the collision is determined.
When a loved one loses his or her life in a car accident! no amount of relief can ever be considered adequate as nothing can rectify this wrong. But the surviving family members of a victim may be entitled to relief to help them with their monetary damages following the incident, including help paying for bills and covering medical expenses.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe in fighting for the rights of those who have been injured or killed by the actions of others, mad if you have been victimized, we want to help you as we’ll. we offer a free case consultation to all those hurt in Illinois who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575.
We understand that car accidents occur around the clock and that you may have questions outside of standard business hours so we have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We will discuss your options with you without any obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If you have been hurt, do not continue to suffer in silence. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. Today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Chicago Crash Near Kennedy Expressway Leaves 2 Injured, Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog, published November 24, 2014.
Aurora woman dies in 2-vehicle collision near Wilmington, by Brian Stanley, The Herald-News, published November 29, 2014.